Admissions Requirements and Essential Functions

Admissions Requirements and Essential Functions

Master's degree full-time program includes two phases. Applications from students with undergraduate degrees in speech-language pathology will be submitted automatically to the Core phase of the program; applications from those with degrees in unrelated fields will be submitted automatically to the Preparatory phase of the program.

Please Note:
Current University of Louisville undergraduate students may enroll in Preparatory phase courses without applying to the program. These courses may be taken as electives. Completion of the courses does not guarantee admission into the Core phase of the program. Student must formally submit an application to the Graduate School and qualify for admission. Post baccalaureate students must be formally accepted to the preparatory phase.

The two phases share the following admission criteria and application process.

Application Deadline

The application deadline for the fall semester, is always the preceding February 1st.

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Average Admissions Information

We are frequently asked about the credentials of students who have been admitted to our program. The class beginning Fall 2014 were admitted with the following credentials:

Core Students: MEAN GRE Score: 301.8  MEAN GPA: 3.88

Prep Students: MEAN GRE Score: 305.7  MEAN GPA: 3.77

Admission Criteria

  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • GRE combined score of 300 for Verbal and Quantitative sections using the new GRE conversion tables beginning November 1, 2011.
  • IELTS Exam (if necessary) The Graduate Council supported and approved a minimum of 6.5 on the IELTS, International English Language Testing System, as way for graduate applicants to demonstrate English proficiency.
  • Three supportive letters of recommendation from two academic sources and one personal source. Please use the recommendation form supplied by the graduate school, you can follow this link http://louisville.edu/graduate/sigs/apply
  • A formal interview may be required of some applicants
  • A personal statement IS NOT required for application
  • Student, faculty and staff in the program are treated in a nondiscriminatory manner. That is, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, participation restriction, age, sexual orientation, or status as a parent. The institution and program comply with all applicable laws, regulations, and executive orders pertaining thereto.

Applicants should also consult general graduate admissions and graduation requirements in the University of Louisville Graduate School Catalog for further information.

Looking Ahead: Preparing for Certification

In addition to the coursework of an accredited Master's program, ASHA requires that students have completed undergraduate classes in biological, physical and social/behavioral sciences, and mathematics. For more information, see the Requirements for ASHA Certification section on this site.

Tuition Information

For more information on tuition at the University of Louisville http://louisville.edu/finance/bursar/tuition

Financial Assistance:

The Department offers a limited number of Student Assistantships. Please see the Financial Assistance Application for more information.

National AMBUCS™, Inc. is a non-profit service organization consisting of a diverse group of men and women who are dedicated to creating mobility and independence for people with disabilities. They offer scholarships to Speech Pathology students. For more information visit their website at http://www.ambucs.com/scholars/.

How to Apply

Both phases of the program use the same application form. Applications of students with Bachelor's degrees in speech-language pathology will automatically be considered for admission to the Core phase of the program. Applications for students without Bachelor's degrees in speech-language pathology will be considered for admission to the Preparatory phase of the program.

Students apply to the program using the University of Louisville Graduate School http://graduate.louisville.edu/admissions/grad-appl.pdf, or a paper application obtained from the Graduate School.

Apply Online:

http://graduate.louisville.edu/admissions/grad-appl.pdf

Contact the Graduate School:
Phone: 502.852.3101
Web
:http://graduate.louisville.edu/

Student Visitation:

The program offers student visitation days 3-4 times per year for students requesting to meet with an advisor or to see the facility. To attend one of these sessions, please send notification to Dr. Alan Smith and you will receive confirmation via return email.

2014 Visitation Days

Friday, October 24

Essential Functions of Candidates for Graduate Program Admission and Continuance